Tag Archives: Stem

Human Sperm Stem Cells Grown in Lab, an Early Step Toward Infertility Treatment

Infertility affects one in seven men of reproductive age worldwide. One idea for treating male sterility is spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) therapy. In this approach, sperm stem cells in the testis are transferred to a test tube, cultured and nudged into becoming fully fledged sperm. However, a key bottleneck has been identifying just the right… Read More »

The Latest: France rushes aid to stem virus in French Guiana

PARIS — The French government is sending medics and aid to the South American territory of French Guiana amid a surge in virus infections there. The French military has ferried patients from Guiana, which borders Brazil, to hospitals in the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The minister for overseas territories, Anick Girardin, traveled to Guiana… Read More »

Diabetes in mice cured rapidly using human stem cell strategy

Researchers have converted human stem cells into insulin-producing cells and demonstrated in mice infused with such cells that blood sugar levels can be controlled and diabetes functionally cured for nine months. The findings, from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, are published online Feb. 24 in the journal Nature Biotechnology. “These… Read More »

Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »

Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

The new buzz word on the block for bad hips, knees and other joints is stem cell therapy. In most instances the doctor will draw a sample of your blood and spin it down with a special centrifuge to separate the stem cells. These are then injected into the area that requires treatment.   Many… Read More »